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Top Ten Tips: Color, Customize and Cut - April 30, 2012

Posted in: Trends
Series: Color, Customize and Cut - 1 of 4

Imagine you could know exactly what styles, shapes, stones and settings will convert a browser to a buyer – a maybe to a definitely – and ‘I’ll be back’ to ‘I’ll take the set’. Read on and imagine no longer. This month’s Top Ten Tips takes a look at the colors, settings, gems and trends

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Customized Jewelry – Made For All - April 17, 2012

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Series: Color, Customize and Cut - 3 of 4

Social media has changed the zeitgeist of cultural norms. Most of the time we think of social media as an opportunity to reach a market, or a way to hone in on a self-defined demographic in a marketing voice reflective of their tastes. But social media’s influence far extends that of the marketing world –

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Gemstone Trends From The Shop Floor - April 7, 2012

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Series: Color, Customize and Cut - 2 of 4

 Big look, bold cut, brilliant color, but at a rock-bottom price – we’ve all heard the gemstone jewelry mantra that’s dominating gem talk at jewelry shows around the globe, but which are the gems that are tickling the consumers fancy in 2012? And, when it comes to a ‘bold cut’, which are the shapes and

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Banking On White Halos - April 1, 2012

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Series: Color, Customize and Cut - 1 of 4

In this month’s series of articles we take a look at the colors, settings, gems and trends that are defining the pages of the 2012 jewelrystand-outs. From white heroes to halo winners. From mass market customization to shape shifters and contemporary cuts – it’s all in the design. This season, one color has been gaining

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Fashionably Focused Imperial Pearl

Top Ten Tips: Selling To The Fashionably Focused - March 28, 2012

Posted in: Design, Fashion, Trends
Series: A Fashionable Focus - 3 of 4

Gen Y, Echo Boomers, Millennials – it doesn’t really matter what you call them, just make sure you call them into your store. These 20-30 something consumers are spending, in fact they’re spending five times more than their parents did at their age. In this market, if you’re not plugged into the demands, desires and

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The Alternative Side to Precious Metals - March 21, 2012

Posted in: Design, Fashion
Series: A Fashionable Focus - 2 of 4

Alternative metals or contemporary stylings? Since the price of gold and platinum have been journeying onwards and upwards, the jewelry industry has been pushed to find options that offer the luxury look and feel of gold and platinum, at price points that are affordably attractive. In this week’s article, we take a look at the

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Fall Season Sellers Tache

Fall Season Sellers - March 7, 2012

Posted in: Fashion
Series: A Fashionable Focus - 2 of 4

What should you be banking on as the biggest sellers of the coming fall season? Britain’s daily gospel, The Daily Telegraph noted the biggest ‘trend’ of the runway wasn’t the tailoring, the ridiculous high heels or even how skinny ‘skinny’ can be – it was rather the ubiquitous chandelier earrings and chunky necklaces that were

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Focus on Fashionistas InterJewel

Focus On The Fashionistas - March 1, 2012

Posted in: Design, Fashion
Series: A Fashionable Focus - 1 of 4

Fashion conscious, trend-aware and disposable incomes are now wrapped up in one young, trendy and spending segment. It’s time to go beyond just banking on the bridal and start filling the tills with the discerning spend of the fashionably focused. According to the recent American Express Business Insights Data Report, Gen Y consumers (18-29 year-olds)

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